Ivan R. Dee
Trim: 6 x 8½
978-1-56663-509-7 • Hardback • July 2003 • $26.00 • (£19.99)
978-1-56663-510-3 • Paperback • June 2004 • $15.95 • (£11.99)
Kimball knows his business.... His reviews make me hungry to see what I've missed.
— The Weekly Standard
One of the ablest and most philosophically skilled critics on the current scene.
— Frederick Morgan
A trenchant and courageous critic...his positive values and his historical grasp make him far more than a mere polemicist.
— John Gross
One of the most candid and perceptive critics of American culture.
— Gertrude Himmelfarb
There is much to be learned and enjoyed in these stimulating, provocative, and elegant essays.
— Paul Johnson, Bowling Green State University
A scathing critic but one whose tirades are usually justified...his intellectual rigor is refreshing.
— Catherine Saint Louis; The New York Times
Roger Kimball of the New Criterion is at it again, for which throughtful readers should be grateful.
— First Things
His positions are not always predictable but are consistently well argued.
— Cybereditions Critics Series
Witty, insightful, and inciting compilation of twenty years of art reviews.... Kimball's opinions have an appealing candor, and, delivered in a lively colloquial style, make for engaging, intelligent reading.
— Art Scope
Kimball's art reviews are lucid mini-educations in the exercise of taste.
— The Tennessean
An approach that, in many ways, I very much enjoy.
— Keith Russell; Artschuttlebutt.Com
In a penetrating and often hilarious series of articles he takes on what he considers the 'hucksterism' of both artists and museum directors....Kimbell never tries to hide his stripes. The result is lively and informative.
— Nancy Chaplin; Kliatt
A fresh voice amidst the contemporary orthodoxy of art criticism.